UL Summer Day of Service highlights!

On August 1st, University Life staff members took part in the UL Summer Day of Service! It was a great day of service for UL and area agencies and organizations.  Much was accomplished in just a few hours! Thank you to all those who were able to participate and give back.  It was a great day for our UL team and community helping others in the area. Save the date for next year’s day of service: July 31, 2014!

Here are just a few “highlights” from the morning service projects:

  •  52 animal blankets and 37 dog pull toys made for Maddie’s Blanket to be donated to area animal shelters
  • 20 children’s blankets for Project Linus to be donated to area children who are ill or traumatized
  • 17 bags of garbage – full truck load from the water at  Sandy Run Regional Park which removed harmful contaminants from the reservoir that serves as Fairfax County’s drinking water source
  • Painting and repair projects at Sandy Run Regional Park that the park service said would have taken them 3 days to complete
  • Ten beautiful paintings for the halls of the area shelters
  • Approximately 100 origami cranes for Suicide Prevention Week
  • Cards for military service men and women (too many to count!)
  • Medical mask straps for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
  • SO many weeds pulled, mulch laid, veggies planted, plants cared for in the Potomac Heights Garden
  • Meeting an DC opera star at the Sunrise Senior Living Center
  • Three containers of aluminum can pull tabs donated to Ronald McDonald House when we did our project hours  on site
  • Laughing children who had some new play mates and helpers at the Child Development Center
  • Hard work cleaning and repairing facilities at the Fairfax Humane Society farm (you’ll see the horse picture in the video!)
  • The EDGE Piedmont Trail clean up and educational visit helping along the trail
  • Clothes for families to wear to court were donated and clothes racks were put together and items organized for the Domestic Violence Action Center
  • Approximately 50 toy bags for the kids awaiting intake at the local shelters and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
  • Many more moments and contributions that will make ripple effects in the community!

Please enjoy this video, thanks to Lisa Snyder, that shares the experience and achievements for the day:

Special thanks to the planning team:  Katherine Aghamiri, Paul Bazzano, Jane Bennett, Charvis Campbell, Gemma Costa, Angie Hattery, Alissa Karton, Dolores Peck, Hortense Rascoe,  Lisa Snyder, Sarah Wesolowski-Williamson, Allen White. These folks are great to work with and a ton of fun. I also want to extend special thanks to those who agreed to be service project coordinators for the program:  Khorey Baker, Paul Bazzano, Julie Choe-Kim, Gemma Costa, Juliet Blank-Godlove, Jane Bennett, Tashia Harris, Corrine House, Jackie Inskeep, Lesley Perez, Hortense Rascoe, Bob Spousta, Sarah Wesolowski- Williamson.  We are grateful for your generosity in sharing your time and talents to the program.

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